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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Pan fried Potatoes with Broccoli

I love potatoes,  in any form, plain boiled, curried , mashed  you name it. I think its the ultimate  comfort food.  I made a roast during the week end and wanted to make a side dish to accompany it. My boys love broccoli so I  threw in some precooked broccoli in during the last minute of pan frying.

Recipe : Pan fried  Potatoes with Broccoli.

4 medium potatoes
1 small broccoli  ( or 1 cup full frozen broccoli florets thawed)
1 small onion  finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
6 curry leaves
1/2 - 1 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
water to boil the potatoes

Bring a pan full of water to boil, lightly salted. Boil the potatoes till cooked through. ( if using fresh broccoli add the florets to the pan just 2 minutes before draining the water, there is nothing more horrible tasting than over cooked broccoli). Drain off water completely.

Heat a wok or a large frying pan with a thin layer of oil  just enough to cover the  bottom,  add the cooked potatoes and  fry till the sides start to turn golden, tossing now .

Once the potatoes start to turn golden , remove , add a little oil if there isnt enough oil left, about 1 tbsp, add mustard seeds , cumin seeds and curry leaves. Once the seeds start to pop add add onion and garlic and fry till the onions start to go golden.

 Return the potatoes  to the pan along with broccoli and  add chilli flakes , and season with salt. Toss for a few minutes , then switch off heat. Serve as a side.

Hope You are all having a nice weekend!!


  1. Potatoes with broccoli , interesting combo, sounds nice, would try soon.

  2. Lucky love broccoli!! I am planning to sneak in some of it into my kid's food in the form of a puree....

    Nice stir fry and healthy too!!

  3. oh delicious... I love such pan fries...

  4. We love broccoli and potatoes, but never thought to cook them together. It looks really delicious!

  5. I like the combination too. It looks very tasty, Nammi.

  6. looks tasty :0) agree potatoes really are a comfort food

  7. very different and delicious pan fried potatoes with broccoli..

  8. Hi Nammi,

    I find it so easy to feel my boy broccoli too. What an co-incidence that your boys like broccoli.

    You must be feeling good feeding your family this healthy dish :D


  9. I love potatoes and broccoli too! Love that you combined them into one! Delicious!


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